The World's Premier School of Comedy

We’ve got classes for all age levels.

Try one of our classes at the legendary Second City Training Center. Classes begin every few months and fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot today!

 

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The Truth About Color, Comedy & The Second City

The Truth About Color, Comedy & The Second City

 “You tell your story your way, and others will glean what they need from it.” -Keegan-Michael Key

The Second City is Offering Free Show Tickets, Meals & Improv Classes to Furloughed Federal Workers

The Second City is Offering Free Show Tickets, Meals & Improv Classes to Furloughed Federal Workers

We are honored to welcome federal workers affected by the government shutdown.

The Second City e.t.c.’s 43rd Revue Announces Casting

The Second City e.t.c.’s 43rd Revue Announces Casting

Congratulations to #43!

So, What’s The Second City?

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.

We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world.

We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions.

And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.

 

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Misc. News

1959 Kitchen & Bar - The Second City

1959 Kitchen & Bar

Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959.

Donate Now to Onward Neighborhood House - The Second City

Donate Now to Onward Neighborhood House

Our annual holiday benefit for needy Chicago families is still going strong…

Second City Merch Now Availiable! - The Second City

Second City Merch Now Availiable!

Check out our new Threadless Store!